Chris Clemons DL JAC Jul 25 '79

Seahawks RE Chris Clemons is in danger of missing Week 7 due to a hyperextended elbow.

X-rays were negative -- meaning Clemons doesn't have a long-term injury -- but coach Pete Carroll acknowledged "coming back for next week might be hard." Clemons has been a sub-package player behind Cliff Avril since returning from last year's knee injury. He has two sacks through four appearances.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Jul 01 '79

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed DE Chris Clemons (knee) will make his season debut Sunday versus Jacksonville.

Seattle's pass rush is going to be absolutely vicious as long as they keep all of their guys healthy. They're also getting Bruce Irvin back in Week 5.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Jun 25 '79

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons (knee) is not expected to play in Week 2.

Clemons fully participated in practice for a second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday night against the 49ers. "We're just thrilled," coach Pete Carroll said. "Wednesday was the first day, and you could kind of see him knocking off the rust. Friday he was good. So he's going to have a real chance in the next couple weeks to get back and play for us."

Chris Clemons DL JAC Jun 22 '79

Chris Clemons (ACL) is listed as the starting right end on Seattle's Week 2 depth chart.

Coach Pete Carroll was noncommittal on Clemon's status Monday, while an injured Cliff Avril was listed on last week's depth chart only not to play, but it's still a step in the right direction. If Clemons gets in a full practice on Wednesday, he'll be in line to return against the 49ers.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Jun 14 '79

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons (knee) has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Panthers.

The good news is Clemons will resume practicing Wednesday, suggesting he may make his 2013 debut in Week 2. Clemons tore his left ACL and meniscus in January's playoffs and was activated from the PUP list on August 31. When Clemons returns, he'll likely be used as a situational pass rusher in sub-packages.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Jun 11 '79

Seahawks activated DE Chris Clemons (knee) from the active/PUP list.

Clemons is still highly questionable for Week 1, but the Seahawks clearly believe he'll be ready in fewer than six games, which is what reserve/PUP would have cost him. It's excellent news for a Seattle pass rush that's really hurting due to injury and suspension. Clemons has notched at least 11 sacks three straight seasons.

Chris Clemons DL JAC May 18 '79

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes DE Chris Clemons (knee) still has a chance to be ready for Week 1.

Clemons is on the PUP list after tearing up his knee (ACL, meniscus) in the Seahawks' Wild Card win over the Redskins, but has been progressing on schedule. Activating Clemons for Week 1 would be an aggressive move, but aggressive moves are the norm under Carroll and GM John Schneider.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Apr 20 '79

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons believes he'll be ready for the regular season opener Sept. 8 at Carolina.

Clemons suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee in the playoffs, and had surgery in January. Most ACL injuries take nine-to-12 months to recover from, and Clemons will only be six-months removed from surgery when training camp starts July 25. It's a positive sign that Clemons appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery, but we still doubt he'll be cleared to play by Seattle's opener.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Mar 16 '79

Speaking Wednesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said DE Chris Clemons (torn ACL) is "well ahead of schedule," and "does have a shot at being back" by Week 1.

Chris Clemons DL JAC Feb 07 '79

The Everett Herald confirms Seahawks DE Chris Clemons (torn ACL) is uncertain to be ready for the start of the season.

Clemons is a candidate for the reserve/PUP list after tearing his left ACL and meniscus in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. The Seahawks have operated as if Clemons isn't even on the roster this offseason, signing Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and using two draft picks on defensive linemen. The organization likely considers whatever Clemons can add in 2013 a bonus.